Rajnath Singh contracts COVID
New Delhi: India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today tested positive for COVID-19. He was scheduled to attend the Indian Air Force Commanders’ Conference here but had to skip it after being tested positive for the virus. Earlier too in January 2022, he had contracted COVID.
Singh is currently under home quarantine with mild symptoms. A team of doctors examined him and advised him to rest.
Meanwhile, India recorded 12,591 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours as compared to 10,542 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours yesterday. There were 10,827 recoveries in the last 24 hours today, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed today.
India’s active caseload currently stands at 65,286 and the Recovery Rate currently stands at 98.67%. In all 574 doses of vaccines were administered in the last 24 hours, the Ministry stated.
Meanwhile, the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) General Anil Chauhan, highlighted the need to chart a clear path towards fleet sustenance, while simultaneously taking steps towards increasing indigenisation, at the IAF Commanders’ Conference. He also discussed the contours of enhancing integration amongst the three services and the benefits that would accrue from the same.
The theme of this year’s three-day AFCC which began on April 19, 2023, was ‘Beyond Boundaries: Robust Foundation”. The Conference which is held every year involves discussions on the year gone by and the progress made on the path planned for the future. Views of various government organs and academia are sought during the Conference which is also addressed by the Chiefs of the Army and Naval Staff.
– global bihari bureau